Purcell, Gerard W. “Jerry”, age 76 of Allendale, died Saturday, May 25, 2013 at The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and resided there until moving to Allendale in 1976. Jerry served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Nam War, he was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Allendale and a 50 year member of the Genesis Masonic Lodge, Brooklyn, NY. Jerry is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Eileen (nee Loerch) of Allendale, NJ, his dear children; Denise Down and her husband, Kevin of West Milford and Doug Purcell and his wife, Linda of Ramsey. Also surviving are Jerry’s three Grandchildren; Dan, Matt and Corrie Down all of West Milford. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, 7-9 PM at the Olthuis Funeral Home, www.olthuisfuneralhome.com, 159 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, NJ. A Requiem Mass will be held on Thursday 10:30 AM at Trinity Episcopal Church, 55 George St., Allendale, NJ 07401. The interment will be held in Brigadier General Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ at a later date. Memorial contributions to Trinity Episcopal Church in Jerry’s memory would be appreciated.
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